Harvey Weinstein


Netflix gets into the movie business

The latest entertainment medium to feel the impact of Netflix’s thirst for exclusive content is the movie business. The US-based streaming service has agreed a deal with The Weinstein Company to bring the follow-up to action flick Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to its consumers exclusively. Netflix has already moved heavily into original drama, documentary and […]

Netflix sets sail with Marco Polo original series

Netflix has ordered a new original series, based on the adventures of Marco Polo, to bow in all Netflix territories in late 2014. The series was originally developed at Starz, with the project ordered straight to series in January 2012, but production complications in China put paid to Starz’ involvement with the project. Starz released […]

WGN America orders Ten Commandments original series

US cable channel WGN America has ordered 10-part scripted drama Ten Commandments from the Weinstein Company. Running for 10 nights, each episode of the series will see a different modern interpretation of a Commandment from an A-list director. Wes Craven, Michael Cera, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan and Gus Van Sant are committed to directing an […]

Oprah Winfrey net licenses The Butler from Weinstein Company

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has netted rights to The Butler, the Hollywood movie that stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah. The film launched theatrically in August, scooping box office receipts of US$100 million. Oprah’s cable net, a joint venture with Discovery, will be able to show the film in 2017. OWN licensed the film from The […]

Netflix: Weinstein deal will ‘reinvent’ pay TV window

Netflix’s efforts to secure first-run content have resulted in an exclusive US pay TV deal for The Weinstein Company’s movies – a partnership the pair claims will “reinvent” windowing. Streaming service Netflix has scored a multi-year licensing deal that gives it first-window subscription rights to theatrically released feature films from TWC and Dimension Films, starting […]

Harvey Weinstein preps TV version of Miramax movie Shall We Dance?

Harvey Weinstein has told TBI that he plans to make a TV version of Shall We Dance?, the 2004 Miramax romantic comedy that starred Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. The news comes as The Weinstein Company plans to move more heavily into scripted TV and its president of TV, Meryl Poster, also told TBI that it […]

Harvey Weinstein and Televisa’s Emilio Azcárraga Jean heading to MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein and Emilio Azcárraga Jean are heading to Cannes for MIPCOM. Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address and Azcárraga Jean, the boss of Televisa, will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s market.   Weinstein will speak on Monday the 8th October, the first day of the […]